Last week, we at AmpTech were honored to host a “Meet Ben Session” on January 12, 2017 by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Meet Ben Sessions are great events targeted toward entrepreneurs in the area who are looking to grow their business and find funding.
This event was broken up into 4 sections:
- Meet Ben
- What we invest it
- Beyond Capital
- What we look for
Ben Franklin Technology Partners has been around over 30 years and has become a leader in providing seed stage capital in this region’s technology sectors. Ben Franklin invested $10 Million across Southeast PA during 2016 fiscal year. This is such an amazing resource for entrepreneurs in this area and Ben Franklin is helping create more businesses and jobs in Southeast PA.
Ben Franklin investments focus on 4 major areas: IT, Digital Health, Health, and Physical Science. Since 2011, Ben Franklin has invested $37.5 Million, $1.5 Billion in follow-on funding raised, and 56 company exits. Ben Franklin has several ways to invest capital and support in growing companies, including its FabNet program. FabNet is a $5,000 grant (with matching funds), which allows entrepreneurs to prototype their designs or new products. AmpTech is proud to be a FabNet Partner along with several incubators, accelerators, and manufacturers in Southeastern PA. In addition to these partnerships through FabNet, Ben Franklin has many connections in universities, investment community and local businesses.
This event was very informative and we had great discussions with local entrepreneurs. Special thanks to Ben Franklin Technology Partners for having their event at AmpTech and we are truly thankful to be partners in helping grow companies and jobs in the area.
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